2012 Kia Rio 5-door Named “Subcompact Car of a Year” by Fama’s Mujeres Al Volante

Posted on 12. Jan, 2012 by in Kia Canada

2012 KIA RIO 5-DOOR NAMED “SUBCOMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR” BY FAMA’S MUJERES AL VOLANTE

All-New Hatchback Recognized for Standout Combination of Safety Features, Fun-to-Drive Performance and Tremendous Value

  • State-of-the-art powertrain delivers class-leading horsepower1 and fuel economy of adult to 40 miles per gallon on a highway2

  • Rio incorporates a horde of eco-friendly facilities and 85 percent of a materials are recyclable during a finish of a vehicle’s lifespan
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan 12, 2012 – Adding another plume to a cap, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) all-new 2012 Rio 5-door has been named one of a tip 5 cars of a year by FAMA’s “Mujeres Al Volante.” FAMA is a heading complicated lifestyle repository in Spanish, and a Mujeres Al Volante awards respect vehicles that accommodate a priorities of U.S. Hispanic women when deliberation a new vehicle. The Rio 5-door was famous for a prolonged list of customary reserve features, complicated amenities, superb fuel economy, clever family interest and world-class design.

    Michael Sprague, vice-president of selling communication, KMA accepts a Mujeres Al Volante endowment on interest of Kia Motors America

    “The ‘Subcompact of a Year’ endowment for a all-new Rio 5-door from Mujeres Al Volante is a latest instance of a impact a Kia code is carrying in a U.S. marketplace with rare expansion and an sparkling lineup of vehicles that broach cutting-edge technology, eye-catching pattern and class-leading fuel economy,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling communications, KMA. “Kia is one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S.3, and vehicles such as a Rio 5-door continue to lift awareness, notice and care for a code by attracting new, style-conscious consumers to a showrooms.”

    The Rio 5-door’s innovative immature record and facilities also tender a Mujeres Al Volante editors. In further to being a initial in a shred to offer a fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go (ISG) record (available after this year), a Rio 5-door’s chair froth element is done from 100-percent biodegradable and non-toxic castor oil, that reduces a use of petroleum-based products. At a finish of a lifespan, 85 percent of a all-new Rio’s materials are recyclable.

    “The Rio 5-door has exceeded a expectations, and we consider it’s in a tip of a category when it comes to appealing to Hispanic women,” pronounced Ileana Muniz, editor-in-chief of FAMA’s Autos Mujeres Al Volante. “On tip of a superb design, a Rio 5-door handles good and is environmentally accessible with 40 MPG and ISG technology.”

    About a 2012 Rio
    Available in 3 trims LX, EX and SX a eco-friendly 2012 Rio is accessible with a 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) four-cylinder with a choice of possibly a six-speed primer delivery (LX only) or fit six-speed automatic. One of usually dual vehicles in a shred to offer a GDI engine, a 2012 Rio provides an mouth-watering multiple of energy and fuel efficiency, achieving customary class-leading 138 horsepower4 while progressing a customary class-leading5 fuel economy rating of 30/40 mpg (city/highway).

    Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
    Kia Motors is a one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality6 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking7. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and retailer jobs and builds a company’s dual best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan8. Kia’s value and technology-laden 2012 indication year lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S.9 Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.


    1 Class-leading horsepower explain formed on comparisons to 2012 subcompacts as of Dec 2011.
    2 Class-leading fuel economy explain for highway formed on comparisons to 2012 subcompacts as of Dec 2011. EPA fuel economy estimates 30 mpg/city and 40 mpg/hwy for 2012 Rio sedan and Rio 5-door. Actual mileage will vary.
    3 Based on comparison of 12-month sell sales from Sep 2007 to Sep 2011 of all U.S. automotive brands and 5-year normal sales growth.
    4 Class-leading horsepower explain formed on comparisons to 2012 subcompacts as of Dec 2011.
    5 Class-leading fuel economy explain for highway formed on comparisons to 2012 subcompacts as of Dec 2011. EPA fuel economy estimates 30 mpg/city and 40 mpg/hwy for 2012 Rio sedan and Rio 5-door. Actual mileage will vary.
    6 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study
    7 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis
    8 Optima Hybrid is not built during KMMG
    9 Based on comparison of 12-month sell sales from Sep 2007 to Sep 2011 of all U.S. automotive brands and 5-year normal sales growth.

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